Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Opsilia coerulescens

Opsilia coerulescens (Scopoli, 1763)

on Echium, etc.

Opsilia coerulescens

Greece, Lefkas, Katouna, 29.v.2023 © Laurens van der Linde

Opsilia coerulescens

lateral view

Echium vulgare, Belgium, prov. Liège, Aywaille, Heid des Gattes, 6.vi.2015 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

another aspect

parasite

The larvae bore down in the peduncle; once full grown they hibernate in the dead root crown roots.

host plants

Boraginaceae, oligophagous

Anchusa officinalis; Cerinthe minor; Cynoglossum creticum, officinale; Cynoglottis barrelieri; Echium italicum, plantagineum, vulgare; Lappula squaerosa; Lithospermum officinale; Lycopsis; Rochelia disperma; Symphytum.

Also Dorycnium; Inula conyzae.

phenology

Univoltine,

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

synonyms

Phytoecia caerulescens, coerulescens.

references

Baviera, Bellavista, Altadonna ao (2017a), Biscaccianti (2007a), Crișan, Manci, Ruicănescu & Rákosy (2017a), González Peña, Vives i Noguera & de Sousa Zuzarte (2007a), Górski & Tatur-Dytkowski (2015a), Hellrigl (2010c), Hidalgo-Fontiveros (2010a), Kovács (1997a), Kovács & Hegyessy (1995a), Kovács, Muskovits & Hegyessy (2000a), La Mantia, Bellavista, Giardina & Sparacio (2010a), Petruzziello & Migliorini (2019a), Rejzek, Sama & Alziar (2001a), Sama, Buse, Orbach, ao (2010a), Sheppard, Smyth & Swirepik (0000a), Sláma (1998a), Verdugo Paez (2004a), Vitali (2018a), Wapshere (1980a), Wapshere & Cullen (1984a).

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